Mid-Winter Maintenance Checklist for Your Home

Although spring is a month away, the winter weather doesn’t seem to be leaving us just yet — how’s your home holding up? 

According to Houselogic, if a house isn’t properly maintained it could lose 10 percent of its appraised value! Translation: tens of thousands of dollars out the window. 

Make sure your home is in tip-top shape with this mid-winter home maintenance checklist:

  • Check your plumbing for leaks or damage — and get them repaired!
  • Wrap and insulate any exposed piping to prevent damage due to frozen or burst pipes.
  • Ensure your electrical outlets are not overloaded.
  • Prevent air leaks/heat loss by sealing windows and doors.
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
  • Flush your hot water heater to remove sediment build-up — doing so helps improve efficiency!
  • Make sure your attic is properly ventilated — especially important for preventing ice dams and mold!
  • Change out your air filter in your HVAC and clean dryer filters to extend your unit’s life expectancy (and also prevent fires).
  • Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of debris and not damaged from prior storms.
  • Inspect roofing for leaks, damage, etc. and repair as needed.

In the event your roof or gutters fall damage to a leak, ice dam, or another problem, just know the professionals at Landmark Exteriors are just a call away. We’re here to help ensure your home not only makes it through the winter season but doesn’t lose its value in the process!

Contact us today at 203.838.3838 or fill out our online form here»

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